McKinley STEMM Academy students

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With the help of some great local industry partners and a teacher who goes above and beyond for her students, this group of bright young McKinley STEMM Academy students has advanced on to the State competition in the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE challenge!

“After performing at the top level at the local event held at the Toledo Technology academy we knew these students were poised and ready to show the rest of the world what they were capable of. Trusting each other as a team, solving complex problems through pre-programmed solutions, and dedicating their free time to something that pushes their creativity will give these young individuals an edge as they further their educational and professional aspirations”

To learn more about this STEM based challenge please visit FIRST LEGO LEAGUE’s web page.

If you want to help support a local school like McKinley STEMM Academy, please contact Matt Yarder at 419-476-3933.

Under the Stay at Home order set for by Governor Mike DeWine, effective today March 23rd at 11:59pm until 11:59 April 6th, we will be modifying our current production processes in order support our customers and maintain the health and safety of our staff. Until further notice, we will remain open, but we are not mandating our employees report to work. They will be able to do so on a volunteer basis. During this period we are adopting the following changes:


  • All parts identified as essential to health and safety of our community and country will take priority for production and delivery scheduling
  • All visitors/pickups/deliveries must call 419.476.3933 prior to entering facility and may be denied entrance at our discretion
  • All Delivery tickets and packing slips must be sent and received via electronic method
  • All deliveries by a Yarder Mfg employee will be conducted without our employee entering your facility.


Due to the serious nature of this order, the temporary shut down of several key suppliers, and the smaller volunteer workforce, please expect extended delivery dates and lead times. Your products are very important to us as is the health and safety of all our employees. We assure you we will continue our production in a manner that maintains the quality you expect.

We are all working through an unprecedented time. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. We will continue to be forthcoming if there are any further changes that can affect your orders.

We sincerely appreciate you understanding and willingness to continue to support our company.

Be Well,

Jeff Conlan – President

Matt Yarder – Vice President

Amy Conlan – Chief Finanacial Officer